An Australian OH & S requirement is that businesses must provide a safe working environment for their employees, therefore fire extinguishers must be available for safe use.

Midwest Fire can provide a fire safety risk assessment for your site, and advise you on the placement and types of fire extinguishers required to meet legislative requirements, OH&S requirements and Australian standards.

Midwest Fire can also perform routine scheduled testing and servicing to ensure your extinguishers are functioning correctly, and are appropriate for your fire risks.

There are different types of extinguishers, including:

  • Carbon Dioxide Extinguishers
  • Water, Foam, and Wet Chemical Extinguishers
  • Dry Chemical Extinguishers

Hose Reels

Fire Hose Reels must be located to provide an accessible and controlled supply of water to combat a potential fire.

The length of a fully extended fire hose is 36 meters. Fire hoses are designed to deliver a minimum of 0.33ltrs of water per second. A control nozzle is attached to the end of the hose to enable the operator to control the direction and flow of water to the fire.

In accordance with Australian OH & S requirements, Midwest Fire can assess your needs and propose installation and maintenance requirements.


Cabinets are used to store fire extinguishers, fire hose reels and fire fighting equipment. Cabinets are important to maintain the necessarily high standard of your fire safety equipment.

Cabinets are manufactured from steel and finished in red baked enamel paint, complete with appropriate signage and either single or double doors. 

Midwest Fire & Safety will assess your cabinet needs, and can recommend the best solution, being either a single door surface mounted cabinet or an externally mounted cabinet (where the hose is situated away from a wall).


Smoke detectors are one of the most important safety devices you can have in your building. They detect airborne smoke, and then provide an early warning alarm and enable emergency action in the event of a fire.

Smoke detectors are inexpensive, easy to install, inconspicuous, and require little maintenance.

Since 1 July 1997, the installation of smoke detectors became mandatory for all new residential buildings in WA. No building should be without them.